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Rio AutoHaul train has been officially launched

Rio Tinto officially launches AutoHaul

Rio Tinto was joined on Friday by representatives from the government of Western Australia and lead project technology partner Hitachi Rail STS to celebrate the successful deployment of AutoHaul ™...

a survivor from the chilean copper mine is treated for injuries

Mines rescue still searching in Chilean mine accident

Mines rescue teams are still searching for a miner missing in a Chilean mine accident in a copper mine. The Chilean mine accident in a copper mine claimed the life of one miner after a fall of ground...

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Slip into something less comfortable

Mining ergonomics expert, Robin Burgess-Limerick, discusses how to prevent slips, trips and falls during mining equipment access and egress. Access to, and egress from, mining equipment is an...

arc flash death occurred when installing a circuit breaker

Energy Australia releases statement on Arc Flash Death

Energy Australia has released a moving statement on the arc flash death of power station worker Graeme Edwards who suffered horrific fatal injuries after reinstalling a high-voltage circuit breaker...

mobile drill rig on surface

Mobile drill rig brake failure

In a serious incident this week a mobile drill rig was being trammed to the mine surface for routine maintenance. An operator identified that the machine needed to be realigned towards the centre of...

Komatsu to acquire immersive technologies business in Australia

Komatsu to acquire Immersive Technologies

Komatsu will acquire Immersive technologies in a deal announced today. President and CEO: Hiroyuki Ogawa announced today, through its wholly owned subsidiary in Australia, it has agreed to acquire...

isolation control devices - isolator bar lockout

Isolation lockout devices | Isolator Bar Lockout

Lockouts for some isolator switches and motor control centres has long been a frustration across many industries. An Australian innovator has developed an isolation lockout device solution to improve...

miners die in ukraine coal mine accident

Two miners die in Ukraine coal mine accident

Two miners have died in a Ukraine coal mine following a roof fall on 29th May 2019. The incident occurred at Lisova coal mine in Lviv region, western Ukraine. The miners were reportedly working at a...

safety management systems should assist management

Safety Management Systems – a different perspective

A Safety Management System is supposed to be a systematic and proactive process for managing safety risks. Having a structured approach to safety management should complement and support good...

relining jaw crusher is a known risk and many fatal incidents have occurred

Relining Fatality – A case study

On June 14, 2003, a maintenance repair foreman, age 25, was fatally injured while changing liner plates in a jaw crusher. Salyards was inside the crusher positioning a wedge bar to secure the upper...